EUMed 9 Summit kicks off in Athens

EUMed 9

At the EUMed 9 Summit being held today in Athens at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Culture Centre (SNFCC), it was stressed that dealing with climate change and migrant flows needs to be prioritised. 

The agenda of the EUMed9 Summit, which acquires special geopolitical weight, includes security challenges in the Mediterranean that endanger stability in the region; potential new crises, such as the threat of migration flows after the latest developments in Afghanistan; and other crises which Mediterranean countries are already experiencing, such as climate change.

Before the summit, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković at the Maximos Mansion at 12:00 and at 14:15 will meet Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi at the SNFCC.

The EUMed 9 meeting on climate change with the participation of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be held at 15:30, while the EUMED 9 summit meeting will begin at 17:00.

The leaders participating will include Mitsotakis, French President Emmanuel Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Malta Prime Minister Robert Abela, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša and Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva.

The leaders will make statements to the press at 19:40 and at 20:30 they will attend a dinner.

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